Three years ago I rented a wetsuit and tried the sport of triathlon. It was fun. I was hooked.
Two years ago I only did triathlons in warm lakes. Mostly because I didn’t own a wetsuit.
Last year I bought a used wetsuit on CraigsList. I figured as long as it fit well enough I’d be ok. I was wrong.
The first time I used it was in a race. Rookie mistake. The thing felt like I was swimming with a neoprene noose around my neck and I nearly gave up. The second and third time I raced with it weren’t much better. Slow learner.
Zoot Sports figured perhaps I could benefit from one of their aerodynamic, state-of-the art creations. And then the wetsuit fairy delivered this gorgeous Zoot Prophet wetsuit to my doorstep. Disclaimer: this photo is not of me – it’s the official Zoot product shot.
This is the same suit that Charisa swam Alcatraz in last year and she had a great swim!
I took it for a test drive today in Aquatic Park (man that water is C.O.L.D.) and it was perfection! I felt fast, sleek and even warm. This is me in front of Alcatraz today – it doesn’t look so terribly far away, right?
And thank you Zoot from the bottom of my heart. I plan to do you proud at Escape from Alcatraz!